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Old 03-11-2006, 09:37 PM  
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Ok for the high brow crowd what books you are reading

I'm reading The New American Revolution by tammy bruce. She is a great thinker and funny.
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Old 05-16-2009, 08:14 PM   #841
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Hiassen is one of my favorite popular authors. So funny and capable of creating some truly bizarre characters.

Been reading:
The Famished Road by Ben Okri (didn't like)
Blink by Gladwell (loved)
Falling Man by Don DeLillo (it's not White Noise, but it's very good).
What was your issue with The Famished Road?
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Old 05-16-2009, 08:18 PM   #842
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I've never read any of those, although I did catch part of the movie on HBO some night.

Apparently the series is nothing at all more than a retelling of the original Star Wars trilogy...but with dragons!

The main selling point being "it was written by a teenager!"
It has ****ing dragons.

They could retell "Pretty Woman" with Dragons, and I'd be there.
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Old 05-16-2009, 08:27 PM   #843
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What was your issue with The Famished Road?

The surreal/magical moments didn't ever really make sense to me or point to any real deeper meaning/truth. I appreciated them, but they didn't seem to have any real substance to them. I know that I'm probably wrong in that, and if I'd bothered to read criticism and analysis of the novel, I'd probably have understood it better... that being said, I wasn't really in the mood for something in that vein when I was reading it.
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Old 05-16-2009, 08:30 PM   #844
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It has ****ing dragons.

They could retell "Pretty Woman" with Dragons, and I'd be there.


Two things could improve "Pretty woman". Nudity and of course, dragons...
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Old 05-16-2009, 08:32 PM   #845
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Two things could improve "Pretty woman". Nudity and of course, dragons...
I want to see Costanza score if they remake it. Poor bastard.
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Old 05-17-2009, 07:14 AM   #846
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Haven't read many books lately, but got this book while in the hospital .. the darwin Awards by Wendy Northcutt funny and true .....
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Old 05-18-2009, 12:10 AM   #847
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Just finished "Never Let Me Go" by Kazuo Ishiguro and thought it was pretty outstanding.


About to start reading Lullaby - Chuck Palahniuk. I have been meaning to get around to his books for a while now and this will be the first of Palahniuk I have read.
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Old 05-18-2009, 05:21 AM   #848
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Just finished "The Forgotten Man"...excellent well written historical look at the 30's Depression, the moves made by FDR and the people involved.

I would say read it...its a good read and in todays economy a lot of similarities.
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Old 05-18-2009, 05:24 AM   #849
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Just finished "Never Let Me Go" by Kazuo Ishiguro and thought it was pretty outstanding.


About to start reading Lullaby - Chuck Palahniuk. I have been meaning to get around to his books for a while now and this will be the first of Palahniuk I have read.
I've only read Lullaby and Fight Club. I like his stuff, but I don't love it. His general hatred for all things human gets to me after a while.
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Old 06-15-2009, 09:05 PM   #850
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Anyone ever read The Paradox of Choice by Barry Shwartz?

Brilliant book - highly recommended.
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Old 06-15-2009, 09:06 PM   #851
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Old 06-15-2009, 09:09 PM   #852
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I guess I forgot my current books.

I'm reading 1984. Yes, the book I failed to read when it was assigned in high school.

And then after that going with James Rollins' The Last Oracle.
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Old 06-15-2009, 09:20 PM   #853
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Old 06-16-2009, 07:09 AM   #855
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